20 observations about money

  1. Money doesn’t equal value, worth or approval.
  2. Money is a currency and a method of exchange.
  3. Others don’t have to lose in order for you to win.
  4. You don’t need to keep score with what you have compared to others.
  5. Money amplifies character.
  6. The never-ending wheel of accumulation is actually never-ending.
  7. Debt grows. Savings grow slower.
  8. When you pay for something, you are done. Fair and square. Even Steven.
  9. Money drives people apart while gifts bring us closer together.
  10. It’s not going to make you happy.
  11. The more you have the less you want, the less you have the more you want.
  12. There are no short cuts. Everyone is already on one. (What’s left are long cuts.)
  13. Those who save more have more.
  14. No one will care more about your money than you do.
  15. Debt predates money.
  16. Most lotto winners end up with the exact same money as they did before.
  17. In 1970, money was physical. In 1971, it became digital.
  18. You can’t take it with you.
  19. Money is a tool: Bricks can be thrown through a window or used to build a school.
  20. The most important thing to understand about money is that it is a story.